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Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

"The Senate Republican health care bill is a wolf in sheep's clothing, only this wolf has even sharper teeth that the House bill".

"These cuts are blood money", she said.

"Drafted in secret without bipartisan support or public input, this bill will threaten the health of hard-working Montana families in order to cut taxes for the wealthy", Bullock said. That's just one provision that could hit older Americans hard. But most senators said they haven't read the text of the legislation and withheld comment about their support. After the bill was released on Thursday, protesters gathered outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office.

As Capitol police conferred about what to do, the protesters chanted: "No cuts to Medicaid, save our liberty!"

The conservative party in Washington has worked to write a bill that would cut health care for millions of people. No Democrats have voiced support for the plan, which would cut federal Medicaid funding and eliminate the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate. That would focus the aid more on people with lower incomes than the House legislation, which bases its subsidies on age.

"Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to the floor", they said in a statement.

The legislation would also end state Medicaid expansion after three years. The Senate Republicans' plan puts a lid on that by rolling back the Obama-era expansion of the program and then granting states a set amount of money for each person enrolled.

But there's another change on top of that. Like the House bill, the Senate plan would repeal or delay those tax boosts. "On the Medicaid side, there is no doubt that the cuts are far deeper, particularly over the long run".

"That's a big deal". And the rest of the Medicaid program?

Medicaid represents 38 percent of federal funds coming into Montana.

"It does not appear this draft as written will accomplish the most important promise that we made to Americans: to repeal Obamacare and lower their healthcare costs", their statement added. CNN said that report would likely come on Monday or Tuesday of next week. The taxes in Obamacare were largely progressive, as Kyle Pomerleau of the right-leaning Tax Foundation told NPR.

Ron Johnson is one of four Senate Republicans who have said they won't vote for the Senate's health care proposal in its current form. It's trying to make healthy people decide that having coverage is better than paying a penalty. That will anger employer groups who pushed for a repeal of the tax.

Insurance subsidies are now available to Americans earning between 100 percent and 400 percent of the federal poverty level. This bill would limit that to 350 percent. "She has met with and heard the concerns of many Mainers about their health care challenges, and she will continue to do so as she studies the impact of this legislation on ME and the nation".

The bill would bar using tax credits to buy coverage that includes abortions.

"The GOP health care plan says, 'Yes, we're going to make sure you can purchase a plan, but the plans we're going to make sure you can purchase are going to be very high-deductible plans, '" he said. 'The Senate bill may be even meaner'. And it also would defund Planned Parenthood for one year.

If the Better Care Act passes in the Senate, there seems to be little to stop it from also being approved by the House and sent to President Trump to be signed. Under the Affordable Care Act, states can apply for "innovation waivers" exempting them from parts of the law and allowing them to determine their own health care systems, to an extent.

The bill would let states get waivers to ignore some coverage requirements under Obama's law, such as specific health services insurers must now cover.

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